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[Florida] Fla. High Court Rejects Law That Mandated Daubert Standard ($$)

Florida's legal community was closely watching cigarette smoker Richard DeLisle's challenge... In upholding the Frye standard,..."This rule — that expert testimony should be deduced from generally accepted scientific principles — has been the standard in
Law360
added Oct 16, 2018 17:57
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[Florida] Jury Finds COPD-Related Claim Against RJR, Philip Morris Time-Barred

needed about six hours to conclude that Carlos Ortiz should have known by May 5, 1990 that he suffered from the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease his family contends was caused by years of smoking. That date is the cut-off for claims in Florida’s Eng
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 14, 2018 19:30
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$21.5 Million Award To Smoker’s Widow Affirmed By Florida Appellate Court ($$)

A Florida appellate court on Sept. 28 affirmed a $21.5 million jury award for damages to the widow of a man who died from cancer caused by smoking cigarettes...
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 8, 2018 20:47
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Florida has never had law against smoking outside public buildings

"In Florida, we have what’s known as the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act," said personal injury attorney Bruce L. Scheiner. He adds that act was amended in 2002, banning smoking inside almost all public places, with a few exceptions. "They have special sm
WZVN ABC7 (Fort Myers, FL)
added Oct 6, 2018 15:45
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[Florida] RIDLEY V. R.J. REYNOLDS / UPCOMING Trial 10/09/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker hid the dangers of smoking, which caused addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 5, 2018 20:05
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[Florida] New Fort Myers apartment complex saying no to cigarettes

The Venetian Apartments, Fort Myers’ newest complex located on Winkler Road, boast more than 400 new units, a pool, two gyms, waterfront grilling pavilions, and even a dog washing station. But one thing you won’t find at the Venetian is anywhere to smok
WZVN ABC7 (Fort Myers, FL)
added Oct 5, 2018 14:10
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[Florida] $4.3M Engle Sanctions May Fund Ethics Training, Legal Aid ($$)

A panel of federal judges overseeing long-running tobacco litigation in Florida federal court told the parties Wednesday they're considering allocating some of the $4.3 million that the court is holding from...
Law360
added Oct 5, 2018 13:54
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Florida Appellate Court Upholds $18 Million Award To Former Smoker’s Widow ($$)

on Sept. 28 affirmed a jury’s $18 million award for compensatory and punitive damages to the widow of a smoker (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company...
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 4, 2018 17:04
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[Florida] Attorneys Argue Tobacco Industry's Role in Smoker's COPD, as Trial Against RJR, Philip Morris Starts

Carlos Ortiz, 60, died in 2008, four years after being diagnosed with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Ortiz, who began smoking as a teenager, continued smoking up to three packs a day throughout his life... family contends a widesp
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 5, 2018 20:06
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STARBUCK, Plaintiff, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al., Defendants: MEMORANDUM RE: DEFENDANTS' NOTICE OF INVOKING SECTION 768.73(2), FLORIDA STATUTES (DOC. 314) AND PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE (DOC. 324)(PDF)

That means that the Defendants' previous payments of punitive damage awards does not shield them from paying further punitive damages here (were a jury so to conclude).
Amazon CloudFront
added Oct 5, 2018 01:31
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